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Transforming football admin: CAF and UCT partner up

A transformative alliance has been forged as the Confédération Africaine de Football (“CAF”) and the prestigious University of Cape Town (“UCT”) inked a historic Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) in Cairo, Egypt.

Under this landmark agreement, UCT will establish itself as an Africa Centre of Education Excellence, offering specialized courses and programs aimed at empowering Africa’s football stakeholders with tailored knowledge, capacity-building, and advanced administrative skills.

The signing ceremony, graced by CAF’s Secretary General Secretary, Véron Mosengo-Omba, and UCT Council Vice-Chancellor Professor Dayanand Reddy, marks a significant milestone for African football, signaling a commitment to education and professional development for football administrators.

Mosengo-Omba expressed CAF’s profound satisfaction in collaborating with UCT, highlighting the institution’s global renown and the strategic alignment of this partnership with CAF President Dr. Patrice Motsepe’s vision for enhancing African football standards.

Advocate Norman Arendse, UCT Council Chair, hailed the partnership as a transformative endeavor aimed at nurturing future football leaders.

He underscored UCT’s unwavering dedication to excellence, echoing CAF’s aspirations for the sport.

Professor Reddy reiterated UCT’s commitment to fostering leadership potential in Africa, emphasizing the pivotal role of collaborative initiatives like this partnership with CAF.

Renowned for its academic excellence, UCT stands as Africa’s premier university, as evidenced by its top rankings in esteemed lists such as the Academic Ranking of World Universities (“ARWU”) and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

The comprehensive program, to be conducted at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, will feature a blend of online and on-site modules.

Key objectives include skill enhancement, capacity-building, innovation promotion, and the sustainable development of African football.

This visionary initiative heralds a new era of opportunity for African football, offering a dynamic platform for continuous learning and development within CAF’s 54 member associations.

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